Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy for Employees and Volunteers

Conflict of Interest

In some situations, the personal and/or business activities and interests of an employee or volunteer may be perceived to be in conflict with those of Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC).

Definition of Interest

Acceptance of Favors: an employee or volunteer shall not demand, accept, agree to accept or offer, directly or indirectly, gifts, discounts, loans, services, or benefits from a person or corporation having dealings with HPIC.

Financial Interests: if an employee or volunteer directly or indirectly owns, is beneficially entitled to or has an interest in any land, building, leases, mortgage, goods, services, or contract which is offered for option, sale, lease, or assignment to HPIC and/or persons receiving direct service from HPIC, the employee or volunteer shall disclose the situation to his/her supervisor or to the President.

Outside Activities: Whenever an employee or volunteer considers that he/she could be in a position of conflict with the interest of HPIC he/she shall disclose the situation to his/her supervisor or to the President.

Public Appearances: an employee or volunteer shall not accept any fee for taking part in a public speaking engagement or a public radio/television performance to which he/she was invited as a direct result of:

— His/her position as an employee or volunteer;

— His/her field of knowledge derived from his/her employment or relationship with HPIC.

Procedure

It is the responsibility of the employee or volunteer to identify and to report any possible or actual conflicts of interest, regardless of whether or not the employee or volunteer derives benefit, to their supervisor for evaluation.

Declaration

I, _________________________________, do hereby confirm that I am not in conflict of interest between my personal interest and my duties as an employee or volunteer of Health Partners International of Canada.

 

Signature:        _______________________________          Date:   ___________________